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Vanished Pride by Paloma Beck – Review/Giveaway/Excerpt

Vanished Pride

Series: Seven Sin Sisters Series, Book Four

Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance

Elements: Adult language/ Explicit Sex/ Consensual Adult Spanking

Author: Paloma Beck

Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing

ISBN: 9781618855671

Page Count: 94 pages

 

BLURB

Seven sisters are entwined in a legacy larger than ever expected. One by one, they’ll find their mates from the Valendite Breed, a group of near-immortal men, and secure their place in history. The trouble now is Paige has too much pride to go down easily. When confronted by her mate, she convinces him to wait.

Donovan agrees to Paige’s plan until things around him start to go wrong. He’s losing his concentration, making mistakes on critical missions for the Terrorist Elimination Unit (TEU), and now he’s assigned as Paige’s bodyguard. Donovan’s only weakness is his need for a mate to carry on the Breed. Now that he’s found Paige, the time has come for him to claim his mate. Taking Paige in hand might be the only choice he has as forces continue to mount against the Breed. Their Pronouncement will need to be sooner rather than later.

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EXCERPT Three 

 

Donovan dangled his fork laden with chocolate cake in front of Paige. “Take a bite.”

“I can feed myself,” Paige snipped.

“I know. I just wanted to have some fun. Play along, Principessa.”

With the slightest hesitation, Paige opened her mouth and took in the bite. She moaned her pleasure as she closed her mouth and savored the rich decadence as Donovan pulled the fork from between her lips. His eyes were fixated on her mouth even as he took another forkful and placed it in his own mouth.

“Delicious,” Donovan’s voice was deep and rough, full of the lust he was finding difficult to reign in.

He fed them alternating bites and watched as she enjoyed the moment. For once, she almost seemed unconcerned, unhurried and, dare he suggest it, relaxed. Unable to stop himself, Donovan leaned in to lick a tiny smudge of the chocolate sauce from her lip. When she didn’t flinch—thank the Goddess—he brushed his lips against hers, this time for a kiss. It was gentle and slow at first, until she responded with her own need, and then he couldn’t help but deepen the kiss. Paige sighed ever so gently and opened to him. He ran his tongue along her lips and inside her mouth. She was delicious; a tempting blend of chocolate and desire.

Touching her after being denied all this time made him tremble with need. She was an exquisite beauty and yet…magical. It was as if he held a fairy in his palm, so delicate and soft. Donovan wanted to feel this power between them for all time. His mate was spectacular.

Suddenly she pulled away. “Stop this,” Paige said as she pushed against his chest with her tiny hands. Donovan was huge, broad compared to her slighter frame, and his muscles bulged as he took deep breaths to steady himself. He reigned his power in and sought self-control. Perhaps bringing her around wasn’t going to be as easy as he thought. He needed a way to show her she needed him as much as he needed her.

“Principessa, that was a close call. I can’t play this game of red light-green light with you without ramifications.” Only a fraction of the warning contained in Donovan’s eyes was conveyed by his tone.

“I need to focus on the Coupe du Monde. Once it’s over, once I’ve accomplished that, I can give myself to you.” Paige used her high-pitched, sweet-as-sin voice that seemed always to get him to agree. He was on to her now though, and it was not going to work this time.

“Here’s the thing about that, Princess, you don’t get to choose the when.”

“Yes, I do,” Paige actually crossed her arms in front of her chest and pouted, “And stop calling me Princess. I know you don’t mean it nicely.” She actually sounded hurt. Goddess, he wanted to bite her pouty lips, remembering the taste of only a few minutes earlier.

Instead, he asked, “Do you control everything in your life?”

“Yes.” Paige’s eyes flared and then turned sad. Donovan now saw how her need for control affected her. She was actually spiraling out of control and could barely hold on. He knew just the way to help her. Smiling, Donovan realized Madden had been right in his advice.

“Paige,” Donovan spoke her name very purposely, “You’re right. I use Princess when you are acting like a spoiled one. Now, you will need to forgive me for this but I have only now discovered what it is you have needed all along. Giving you time was not the answer.” As he made his final statement, he grabbed firmly onto her upper arms and brought her body across his lap.

Review:

Ms. Beck has another hit on her hands.  If you haven’t starting reading this series, you need to.  It’s brilliantly written, the world building is phenomenal and the characters are richly drawn. 

Paige is the fourth sister of seven and her sin is pride.  She refuses to ask for help, thinks nothing but herself.  She almost sounds selfish but she is more spoiled than anything.  When she meets her mate, Donovan, she asks him to hold off on the mating because she is NOT going to miss a baking competition in France.  When Donavan’s need to mate starts to mess with his job and life, he decides that he will take Paige regardless.

Wow, this is where the story takes off and never lets up.  Warning:  there are domestic discipline scenes in the book and they made me cringe.  Especially, the first one.  Paige had no idea what the hell was going on but in the end, she craved it and finally free of the pride that she felt within herself.  She realized that it wasn’t all about her but also her mate.  While the scenes are somewhat cringe worthy, they are completely necessary for Paige to grow in the end with her relationship with Donovan.  Plus, you will never guess in the book also is on the receiving end of domestic discipline?  😉

Donovan was one hell of man.  Strong, dominant, sexy, sweet and would do anything for Paige.  I felt for him when Paige kept putting him off.  Celibacy is one thing but to not mate and its affecting your life?  No wonder, he bent her over his knee.  🙂  One thing, he knew that she needed a strong hand in teaching her how to let go of the crutch of her pride.  Yes, in the end her sin of pride was the crutch that she leaned on.  Again, beautifully written by Ms. Beck.

While there are plenty of sexy times, for the me the jewelry scenes were the most emotional of them all.  Paige finally understood but it was like to be mated and to truly be in love with Donovan.  Paige had some growing up to do in the book and with her MIL, Donovan and a bit of herself…she finally did.

I can not impress upon the need for you to read this series.  They don’t have to be read in order to get the general story about the sisters.  Again, run don’t walk to read this series.  You won’t regret it.  Now the wait begins for the next book.  *sigh*

 

SERIES TRAILER

Series Trailer

SERIES REVIEW

“A refreshingly original paranormal series about seven sisters, seven sins and the seven mates who redeem them.”

“A little bit magical, a little bit vampy, and a whole lot of alpha male sexy!”

SERIES READING ORDER

•             Lustful Cravings, Seven Sin Sisters, book one (8/2012)

•             Eternal Envy, Seven Sin Sisters, book two (10/ 2012)

•             Holiday Gem, Seven Sin Sisters, book three (12/2012)

•             Vanished Pride, Seven Sin Sisters, book four (2/2013)

•             Frozen Fury, Seven Sin Sisters, book five (anticipated 5/2013)

 

AUTHOR BIO & LINKS

Paloma Beck is a Romance Author living a life of contradiction… she’s a happily married carpooling mom writing erotic romance. It’s almost naughty! Paloma writes in both the Contemporary and Paranormal realms, journaling the stories her characters tell her, and they are anything but PG. She dabbles in vampires, witches, menage, spanking and bdsm – all in her books, of course. Paloma believes a daily dose of espresso and a good book make any day better.

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